Daily Archives: November 14, 2012

Ken Burns: “The Dust Bowl”

Published on Nov 14, 2012 by ClimateDesk

The filmmaker talks to Climate Desk about the worst man-made ecological disaster in US history, and what it teaches us about future climate catastrophes.

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Argentine judge embargoes Chevron assets on spill

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20121107/lt-argentina-chevron-ecuador/

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — An Argentine judge embargoed Chevron Corp.’s assets in Argentina to carry out an Ecuadorean court order that awarded $19 billion to plaintiffs in an environmental damage lawsuit in the Amazon, a lawyer said Wednesday.

Judge Adrian Elcuj Miranda ordered the freezing of Chevron’s assets in Argentina as plaintiffs try to collect the judgment won in Ecuador last year, Argentine lawyer Enrique Bruchou told reporters in a conference call.

The order states that all the cash flows from sales and bank deposits be frozen until the $19 billion is collected, Bruchou said. The order applies to 100 percent of Chevron’s capital stock in Argentina, 100 percent of its dividends and its entire minority stake in Oleoductos del Valle. It also includes 40 percent of any current or future money that Chevron Argentina holds as well as 40 percent of all its crude sales……(more).

Atlas of Health and Climate


Human health is profoundly affected by weather and climate. Extreme weather events kill tens of thousands of people every year and undermine the physical and psychological health of millions. Droughts directly affect nutrition and the incidence of diseases associated with malnutrition. Floods and cyclones can trigger outbreaks of infectious diseases and damage hospitals and other health infrastructure, overwhelming health services just when they are needed most.
Climate variability also has important consequences for health. It influences diseases such as diarrhoea and malaria, which kill millions annually and cause illness and suffering for hundreds of millions more. Long-term climate change threatens to exacerbate today’s problems while undermining tomorrow’s health systems, infrastructure, social protection systems, and supplies of food, water, and other ecosystem products and services that are vital for human health.
While the impact of climate change on health is felt globally, different countries experience these impacts to different degrees. Evidence shows that the most severe adverse effects tend to strike the poorest and most vulnerable populations. In addition, the adverse health impacts of climate are worsened by rapid and unplanned urbanization, the contamination of air and water, and other consequences of environmentally unsustainable development…..(Full Report ).

http://www.who.int/entity/mediacentre/factsheets/fs266/en/index.html

http://www.who.int/globalchange/publications/atlas/en/index.html

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2012/climate_atlas_20121029/en/index.html

http://www.who.int/entity/globalchange/FinalDonorReport2011.pps

Full Report:  http://www.wmo.int/ebooks/WHO/Atlas_EN_web.pdf

 

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PBS Frontline: The Warning

Rubin-Greenspan-Summers

 

 

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warning/view/

 

 

 

 

See: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warning/

and  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warning/view/

as well as: Corporation transitions planned for 2014 | Harvard Gazette

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Greenspan Admits Philisophical Error in “The Warning”

Uploaded by GateKeeper50hotmail on Oct 23, 2009

At the heart of the financial turmoil that has blown up the world economy stands accolytes of Ayn Rand like Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, and other major players at The Fed and the US Treasury Dept over the past five administrations. In The PBSD Frontline Special “The Warning” the history of the crisis is exposed and the major players called out.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warning/view/
“We didn’t truly know the dangers of the market, because it was a dark market,” says Brooksley Born, the head of an obscure federal regulatory agency — the Commodity Futures Trading Commission [CFTC] — who not only warned of the potential for economic meltdown in the late 1990s, but also tried to convince the country’s key economic powerbrokers to take actions that could have helped avert the crisis. “They were totally opposed to it,” Born says. “That puzzled me. What was it that was in this market that had to be hidden?”

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“War is Messy”: Military Advisor Calls For More Assistance to Veterans With Combat Wounds

Published on Nov 12, 2012 by democracynow

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We examine concerns about the treatment given to needed many of the 2.5 million U.S. soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. “It takes as much time and energy for a young person to come back and then get into a different routine as it did to prepare and train them to go to war,” says Stephen Xenakis, a psychiatrist and retired brigadier general who has advised the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on military mental health issues. He is founder and president of the Center for Translational Medicine, which assists in testing and treatment of soldiers and veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Xenakis was cited Sunday in The New York Times by columnist by Nicholas Kristof.

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Exposé: Veterans Administration Battles Backlog of Claims For Wounded Soldiers

Published on Nov 12, 2012 by democracynow

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On Veteran’s Day we look at a major new investigation by journalist Aaron Glantz that questions the government’s commitment to soldiers struggling to re-enter civilian life. Called “Accuracy isn’t priority as VA battles disability claims backlog,” the report reveals how thousands of veterans have been denied disability benefits as a result of errors by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Glantz tells the story of Navy veteran Hosea Roundtree whose claim for disability compensation was denied by the VA despite Roundtree suffering flashbacks of a shelling he witnessed in Beirut while aboard a U.S. Navy ship in 1983. The VA has a duty to assist veterans in developing their facts and evidence to support their claims, but the department reprimanded one of its own employees for attempting to do just that for Roundtree. Jamie Fox lost her job in 2008 after she wrote a memo to her boss arguing that Roundtree’s disability benefits were being denied wrongfully. An internal VA document later showed the agency failed to perform its duty to assist in nearly 11,000 cases at the time, despite the VA acknowledging it makes mistakes on 14 percent of disability claims. We speak with Fox and Glantz, who is a reporter for the Bay Citizen, a part of the non-profit Center for Investigative Reporting. He is also the author of three books, most recently, “The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle Against America’s Veterans.”

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Talk – Dr. Doug Rokke – Depleted Uranium (DU)

Uploaded by talkingsticktv on Jan 23, 2009

Talk by Dr. Doug Rokke, former head of the Pentagon’s Depleted Uranium Project speaking about depleted uranium November 16, 2002 at University Baptist Church in Seattle.

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Fallujah babies born with birth defects as a result of Depleted Uranium WMD contaminated dust

Published on Mar 4, 2010 by 91177info

Iraq WILL sue US and Britain over depleted uranium bombs FULL story here-
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/117557.htm?sectionid=351020201

Ministry for Human Rights will file a lawsuit against Britain and the US over their use of depleted uranium bombs in Iraq, an Iraqi minister says.

Iraq’s Minister of Human Rights, Wijdan Mikhail Salim, told Assabah newspaper that the lawsuit will be launched based on reports from the Iraqi ministries of science and the environment.

According to the reports, during the first year of the US and British invasion of Iraq, both countries had repeatedly used bombs containing depleted uranium.

According to Iraqi military experts, the US and Britain bombed the country with nearly 2,000 tons of depleted uranium bombs during the early years of the Iraq war.

Atomic radiation has increased the number of babies born with defects in the southern provinces of Iraq.

Iraqi doctors say they’ have been struggling to cope with the rise in the number of cancer cases —especially in cities subjected to heavy U-S and British bombardment.

The high rate of birth defects and cancer cases will move in the coming years to the central and northern provinces of Iraq since the radiation may penetrate the soil and water by air.

The ministry will seek compensation for the victims of these bombs.

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http://www.youtube.com/user/loveold40

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Depleted Uranium Training Video- DU is a WMD

Published on Mar 4, 2010 by 91177info

Depleted Uranium IS a WMD-
Depleted Uranium (DU) weaponry meets the definition of weapon of mass destruction in two out of three categories under U.S. Federal Code Title 50 Chapter 40 Section 2302.
DU weaponry violates all international treaties and agreements, Hague and Geneva war conventions, the 1925 Geneva gas protocol, U.S. laws and U.S. military law.
The U.S. has illegally conducted four nuclear wars in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and twice in Iraq since 1991, calling DU “conventional” weapons when in fact they are nuclear weapons.
DU weapons are very effective kinetic energy penetrators, but even more effective bioweapons since uranium has a strong chemical affinity for phosphate structures concentrated in DNA.
See here-
http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0809-33.htm

Iraq to sue US, Britain over depleted uranium bombs-
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=117557&sectionid=351020201

BBC article avoids mentioning DU-Disturbing story of Fallujah’s birth defects-
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/8548961.stm

Fallujah doctors report rise in birth defects-
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/8548707.stm

US Forces’ Use of Depleted Uranium Weapons is ‘Illegal’-
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0330-02.htm

Why Weapons Containing Depleted Uranium Are Illegal-
http://www.nukewatch.com/du/20030930bthm.html

Dennis Kucinich on Depleted Uranium-
http://www.ratical.com/radiation/DU/DKonDU.html

Depleted Uranium-
http://www.gulfwarvets.com/du.htm

Depleted Uranium Situation Worsens Requiring Immediate Action By President Bush, Prime Minister Blair, and Prime Minister Olmert-
http://www.uruknet.info/?p=25045

Depleted Uranium Dust – Public Health Disaster For The People Of Iraq and Afghanistan-
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=2374

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